Today the American Association of University Professors came out with their annual report on faculty salaries showing that wages for professors increased 2% “consistent with the flat wage growth observed since the Great Recession of the late 2000’s.” Despite the first raise in several years occurring this year in the UNC system, salaries at UNC... Read more.
The News and Observer reports: The North Carolina House passed a bill last week, “just hours after it became public, that would take some power from the governor and give it to the legislature. It is the latest move by the Republican-majority General Assembly to take power from Democratic Governor Roy Cooper. The bill would... Read more.
Below are two concerning governance issues that The Coalition for Carolina would like the Board of Governors and UNC Chapel Hill Trustees to address: Moving the UNC System offices to Raleigh and the possible consolidation of NC public education governance. GOP Legislators passed a law to move the UNC System office with an eye towards... Read more.
The Coalition was founded last summer to support and defend the University and its independence from partisan interference. We rededicated ourselves to the University’s promise of Lux Libertas—light and liberty—and the principles of open inquiry, free speech, academic freedom, equity and inclusion because we saw these principles at risk. Over the past months we’ve stayed... Read more.
There was a famous case in 1900 at Stanford where a sociologist named Edward Ross was fired at the request of the main trustee Jane Stanford, the wife of the founder of the university, after Ross made public comments opposing Chinese immigration and favoring public ownership of utilities. Both of these ideas were deemed to... Read more.
To say that UNC Chapel Hill faculty salaries have not kept pace with peers over the past 10 years is quite the understatement. The accompanying graph paints a picture of not just an an ever-widening pay gap relative to peer schools, but an inflation adjusted pay cut. This is concerning and unacceptable. The recently announced... Read more.
What a week! We are proud to welcome the class of 2022 to their new status as UNC-CH alumni. Last week was filled with celebrations. Frank Bruni and Chancellor Guskiewicz gave excellent remarks at the commencement ceremony and, coming off the heels of our fantastic men’s and women’s basketball season, things felt pretty good. Yet,... Read more.
In the wake of the AAUP report that criticized “pervasive and overly partisan political control” at Carolina, The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, ACEJMC, sent another shot over UNC’s bow by downgrading the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s accreditation to “provisional.” https://www.wral.com/questions-about-diversity-inclusiveness-threaten-accreditation-of-unc-journalism-school/20261803/ After its review of UNC in 2021,... Read more.
If you missed our “How and Why Tenure Strengthens Carolina” webinar on April 27, 2022, you missed a great discussion. Like business career paths, tenure is a 10-to-15-year highly competitive process designed to prepare talented and committed scholars for coveted leadership positions. Tenure plays a critical role in preserving academic freedom and protecting free speech. Webinar moderator and UNC Faculty Chair... Read more.